Helllooo, lovely faces! It's Jeremy back with another awe-inspiring blog post...because I know you missed me.
As I grow older I have come to really appreciate grocery store time. To me, grocery store time is synonymous with getting away from daily stressors. As I pace down the aisles taking my sweet sweet time, I forget the fast approaching meteor shower of school assignments.
Ahhhhhhh, the euphoria of my 30-minute grocery store stroll.
I want to shine some light on one of my favorite grocery stores, ALDI. This is not a sponsored post. I just really love ALDI. (But ALDI, if you're reading this and want to slip exactly $330.23 into my bank account, lemme know.)
Saving money really goes a long way because #CollegeBrokeIsNoJoke. At ALDI you truly get the best of both worlds. In my experience, they have quality products that are typically far cheaper than other stores.
Let’s start out with major tips for shopping at ALDI:
- Bring a quarter to be able to use a cart. They cost 25 cents here - don’t worry, you get your quarter back once you return your cart. Or be a doll and give your cart to someone else when you're done with it. What goes around comes around!
- Always look UP for the prices! Prices correlate with the item below the price tag. If you look below for the price tag you will be fooled.
- Bring your own reusable bags (you’ll be asked to buy them at the checkout if not) or take empty boxes from throughout the store to carry your items.
Now that you are an ALDI expert, let’s see what food will make your taste buds tingle and your wallet dance.
I ask one for one thing, and that is for you to not pass judgment on me for this one. I for real love the applesauce packages designed for kiddos. It’s such an easy grab-n-go way to throw fruit into my day.
ALDI can also hook you up with all of your fancy-schmancy natural sweeteners. For the cheap, you can make a delicious Easy Vegan Frappicuno by replacing the maple syrup with agave nectar!
With almond milk being a staple in my home, I’m glad I can snag a container here for under $2.
You’ve got not only one but TWO pasta options that are made with whole grains beyond wheat!
Coffee drinkers unite. Brew yourself up a cup o’ joe in the morning. While sipping your brew, sip nicely knowing your coffee is fair trade certified and far cheaper than anywhere else.
Salmon truly is one of my favorite proteins out there. Have yourself a romantic dinner for one by having fancy salmon that's sustainably wild-caught in Alaska.
I just looked up if chocolate extract was a thing and it totally is. Either way, its rival vanilla extract can be found at ALDI for under $2 an ounce, which is very rare these days. It's a baking essential!
Did you hear that ringing noise? Oh. It was just these steel cut oats calling to remind me to make some delicious overnight oats! (Alexis buys the regular steel cut oats but I love these in a pinch.)
Until next time, folks! Now tell me - what're your ALDI staples of choice?